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Art Reception for Joan Hoffman, Sunday 2-4

The show "National Park Landscapes: Celebrating National Park Service Centennial 2016" by South Royalton, Vt., painter Joan Hoffman is to be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from March 15 to May 12, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, March 20, from 2-4 p.m.

Hoffmann has has painted in over 25 National Parks from the Billings Farm to Yosemite National Park. Her oil, “Sentinel Rock” was recently acquired by the Yosemite Museum. This exhibit celebrates the diverse landscapes that  the Park Service protects: "for the enjoyment of all." Included are her large oils which were inspired from small plein air studies painted in these parks. Some of the images include Point Reyes National Seashore, California, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina, Continental Divide Trail, Colorado, Capitol Reef, Utah and The Billings Farm, Vermont. Some of the small oils will also be in the exhibit. In addition to painting and teaching she serves on the Upper Valley Sierra Club Excom and she works to preserve the wild landscapes that she so loves to paint. A small color catalog of her works will be for sales as are her paintings.

Hoffmann oil paints landscapes en plein air. Her impressionistic oils evoke a poetic sense of place. This exhibit celebrates the National Park Centennial in 2016. National Parks, Trails, Monuments, Recreation Areas, Historic Sites and Wild and Scenic Rivers and our American free spirit go hand in hand.

The library is located on 289 Route 110 in the center of Tunbridge village, across from the Post Office, about five miles north of Route 14. The library’s hours are Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.